Can't make it to the museum but want to take a trip back in time?

Most families in the 1800's could not afford to buy toys, so materials for toys and games had to be inexpensive and easy to make. 


Crafty Saturdays

Visit our YouTube channel to see our collection of crafty videos or click on the individual craft links below.

July 4 - Our first craft is paper dolls. Watch the video showing how to make paper dolls. The template is in the video description.

July 11 - How to press flowers and create crafts with them. Check out the pressed flowers video for the instructions.



Download the following activity pages (pdf format) so you can do some nineteenth century learning at home! 

Make a Whirligig (2 variations)  Whirligigs instructions

Paper Weaving Craft  paper weaving instructions


Curriculum Linked Resources:

Science:   grade 1 and grade 4 (includes shadow puppets)   Open the Science projects

Visual Arts:   grades K-8  (paper cutting)   Open the Visual Arts projects

Literacy:   grades K-8   (word games)   Open the Literacy games